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SKUNK REMOVAL PROCESS

ASSESS AND REMOVE

Assess and Remove

To solve a skunk problem, we start with a complete assessment of your property to determine where the skunks are living and how they’re gaining access. Since skunks do not climb our inspection will focus on the ground level den sites like porches, decks and sheds. We then perform a careful and humane removal, including any babies.

clear and clean

Clear and Clean

Once we humanely remove any skunks and their babies we will move on to clearing the den site of any damaged property, nesting material or debris that was gathered by the animals. We can then begin cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing the area to eliminate any risk of illness, irritating odors and attractants for other wildlife.

PREVENT AND PROTECT

Prevent and Protect

To prevent a future skunk problem, our technicians will get to work installing protective barriers designed to keep skunks out. This usually involves digging out around the perimeter of the deck, shed or porch and burying a heavy steel mesh deep into the ground. Our workmanship and materials are backed by a lifetime warranty.

 


Skunks in Belleville

 

Skunks are best known for their noxious odour, but they are generally docile creatures that would rather avoid a run-in with a human. They like to make their homes in places that offer them privacy and a quiet place to sleep away the day. If one takes up residence on your property, you may be able to scare it off with loud noises, but a mama skunk won’t leave her babies. She will also defend them if she feels they are being threatened. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control technicians know how to remove skunks — including the little ones — safely, humanely and stink-free.

Belleville Striped Skunks

Though two species of skunk call Canada home, only one of them resides in Belleville. The striped skunk can be found from southern Canada all the way down to southern Mexico. Though they are nocturnal, most people can easily identify them when they see them by the distinctive white stripes running down their backs. They are not as bold as raccoons, so you are more likely to smell them than to spot them. Skunks also are not great climbers. They won’t likely land in your attic, but they may make a home under your deck, garage or shed.

Skunks have sharp claws that allow them to dig up the ground to create a den — though they prefer to take over the abandoned dens of other animals — or find food. They are omnivorous and can eat a wide variety of edibles, from frogs to tubers to trash. They are shy animals and don’t tend to be aggressive. Their only real defence is their spray. Skunks mate once per year, in late winter or early spring, and the females shun the male after mating. She gives birth to between two and 10 kits in the late spring or early summer.

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Skunk Facts

FACT:

Skunks generally only spray when they have to. It takes up to 10 days for it to replenish its spray.

FACT:

Female skunks will also spray to let a male know that she is not interested in his advances, so homeowners often smell the noxious stench more during the mating season than any other time of the year.

FACT:

Skunks are typically solitary, though they may den in groups to keep warm in the winter.

FACT:

Before a skunk sprays, it gives off warning signs. It stomps its feet, swishes its tail and growls, before raising its tail to spray.

FACT:

Their aim is true, and skunks can spray up to 3 metres away.

FACT:

Skunks don’t react to bee and wasp stings or to snake venom. Instead of fearing these creatures, it often feasts on them.

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